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Richard Ripken, owner of Ripken Vineyards & Winery, dies at 74

February 14, 2020

A weather vane topped with a pig stands outside Ripken Vineyards & Winery. Someone once said to owner Richard "Rip" Ripken that quality wines would come from Lodi when pigs fly. The vane was his tongue-in-cheek response to that misguided opinion ...